An efficient synthesis of azetidines with (2-bromoethyl)sulfonium triflate

Sven P. Fritz, Juan F. Moya, Matthew G. Unthank, Eoghan M. Mcgarrigle*, Varinder K. Aggarwal

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Easily accessible arylglycine derivatives were cyclized to azetidines by using commercially available (2-bromoethyl)sulfonium triflate in a simple and mild procedure. The high-yielding reaction has a relatively broad scope and was extended to the synthesis of an oxetane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1584-1590
Number of pages7
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


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